Neptune Apothecary has evolved out of a personal journey to simplify life and change perspectives a little. The journey started way back in 2017, when owner Jake explored making his own soap after years of battling dry, itchy skin and numerous failed attempts to find a soap solution. From there, he began testing additional plant based products at home: cleaners, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, and more.
During the pandemic, we expanded our exploration of finding simpler remedies for ailments and new ways to support our physical and mental health. We found ourselves connecting with healing crystals, astrology, divination, chakra work, reiki, plant based food and products.
Following some epic road trip discussions throughout 2021 and 2022, we decided to start a small business: a one-stop shop for the body, mind, and spirit. Fittingly, Neptune Apothecary is part homage to the Roman god of water, and part nod to astrology and the planet Neptune.
On September 5th 2022, we launched our website and quickly began selling at various farmer's and vendor markets in our home San Diego area. In the summer of 2023, we moved our operations to the Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree area in the desert. We now travel all over California and Arizona, bringing our curated selection of products to Psychic, Healing Arts, and Holistic Fairs as well as other markets and events.
We greatly appreciate the support and interest in our small business, and love sharing our passion with such a great community of people. Hope to see you out and about!
Jake and Jay Keener-Welsch